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dsrxloreto 03-18-13 09:38 PM

Dsrxloreto's weak build thread
 
Hello my name is Loreto, and I'm new to this Lexus car scene. I wanted a car that I could modify, drive around, and not have to worry about it getting stolen. A good friend mentioned that his neighbor was willing to sell his. I checked it out, and bought it. I'll try to keep track of progress that I make on the car, as much as I can.

these are my last two builds. like i said im new to the lexus scene, since im accustomed to honda
91 crx 250whp best time of 11.4
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...D375426E7F.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...D36EE7973A.jpg

2000 honda civic 200whp
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...D65BAE1D65.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...D9448FBAA6.jpg

Here's a picture when I first bought the car. I took next door to my buddies house to immediately show it some love by giving it a wash.
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...DBFCA6A423.jpg

And here is a present that my buddy Kenneth over at weksos industries hooked me up with. If you haven't heard of weksos, check them out at www.weaksauceparts.com they have sources to all sorts of oem and aftermarket parts
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...DC0EA98EDB.jpg

dsrxloreto 03-18-13 09:52 PM

I knew I could lower it by shortening the shafts on the height sensors so I got under the car for the first time and tinkered.
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...E34EECCD3B.jpg

I thought it was still too high, so I made some brackets to trick the sensors some more
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...E34901B0D1.jpg

dsrxloreto 03-18-13 10:04 PM

The interior was kind of beat up in certain areas, like the driver's &passenger's arm rest, center console lid, and the shift knob. I took the center console lid off and took it to an upholstery shop to get it wrapped in gator. I know not everyone wont like it, but to each his own
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...DC27334F0B.jpg

Also installed a vertex shift knob thanks to mike at weksos
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...DC2D4D82C2.jpg

And a picture of both installed...
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...DC32368A90.jpg

dsrxloreto 03-18-13 10:17 PM

I hope this doesn't seem like I've been doing hella stuff to my car in such a short amount of time, but I've had the car since September, so there's been a good amount of time between the things I've been doing. Here's a junction produce pillow set from again... Weksos lol
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...DC17A0AA68.jpg

I tried on a set of 19" Scaras, but I felt like they were too small in diameter for such a big car.
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...DC2098ADAF.jpg

I personally felt like the car needed a taller wheel. I see cars on here pull 19's off nicely and I think they look really nice, but when I had them my car it really bugged me for some reason. So here is the car with 2 different sets of iforged wheels
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...DD0EB4F250.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...DCE36BF17F.jpg

dsrxloreto 03-18-13 10:52 PM

Back in January, I started the year on a bad foot. Went through some personal problems, and got rear ended by some dude that was driving like a douche.
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...F91DA97FC6.jpg

sometime after that, I installed LEDs all over the car. I don't have them pictured but I converted all the mood lights which were originally amber to white LEDs
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...F462154468.jpg
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...F46C3192CD.jpg

john339 03-19-13 08:37 AM

Wow! I take it you like your new baby?
Looks great lowered on the new wheels.

LsBanGer43 03-19-13 09:12 AM

Welcome to the club!! Nice pick up and it's looking good. Thanks for the follow on IG also haha

x83slider 03-19-13 10:00 AM

I want your shift knob. Where did you get it and how much was it

Celsior21 03-19-13 01:00 PM

Looks good. Do you have a recommended upholstery shop? I notice you live in CA. Just looking around for a good shop.

dsrxloreto 03-19-13 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by john339 (Post 7831099)
Wow! I take it you like your new baby?
Looks great lowered on the new wheels.

i love it, so comfortable. its just gas that kills me :\


Quote:

Originally Posted by LsBanGer43 (Post 7831170)
Welcome to the club!! Nice pick up and it's looking good. Thanks for the follow on IG also haha

lol i was bored in bed, and looked up #celsior and came across your page :thumbup:


Quote:

Originally Posted by x83slider (Post 7831304)
I want your shift knob. Where did you get it and how much was it

i got it from a friend at weksos industries they retail at 75 dollars
http://www.weaksauceparts.com/store/...HIFT-KNOB.html
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...6D03F70081.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by Celsior21 (Post 7831765)
Looks good. Do you have a recommended upholstery shop? I notice you live in CA. Just looking around for a good shop.

the shop i went to was in san jose, im not too sure how far you are from there, but ive been ask a bunch of low rider people for quotes and to point me in the right direction of a good upholstery shop. ill post in here when i find one :thumbup:

PROSTAR 03-19-13 04:05 PM

wow good job looking good so far, i to just picked up an LS430 will be doing some mods when cash flow is good.lol

levie 03-19-13 09:50 PM

i love the gator skin. thinking im going to do something cool like that. nice car man.

dsrxloreto 03-19-13 10:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PROSTAR (Post 7832171)
wow good job looking good so far, i to just picked up an LS430 will be doing some mods when cash flow is good.lol

Thanks a lot sir!

Quote:

Originally Posted by levie (Post 7832926)
i love the gator skin. thinking im going to do something cool like that. nice car man.

Glad you like it!

It's always been a thing on my list to get a new set of keys because the original set of keys was ghetto rigged. The previous owner didn't want to pay for new keys so he drilled out the old key, fiber glass'd it and painted it.
http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...EB4F614356.jpg

I covered the key because apparently you can cut an exact key, from just a picture of the old one which is how I got my new set of keys... Pretty scary if you ask me

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...EB55FA7580.jpg

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/...EB5D19AD42.jpg

EcHo714 03-19-13 11:04 PM

Nice progress! what's next for the car?

dsrxloreto 03-20-13 11:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EcHo714 (Post 7833057)
Nice progress! what's next for the car?

im getting married next year so funds are kinda tight right now =( but i plan on aftermarket air, new aero, better wheels, and new interior


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